Contemporary American Fine Dining in a rustic yet elegant environment. Innovative and progressive thinking in a farm to table approach, only working with the highest quality ingredients. This warm environment offers the best food and wine with excellent service. Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Private dining room adjacent to the wine cellar available for events.
Fabulous place for Anniversary dinner. Will definitely be back.
Absolutely the best in the region
Food and service were fantastic. Will definitely be going back!😋
Outstanding service and food. Would highly recommend to anyone.
It was beautiful experience. The space is beautiful and the food was incredible n the service was great too. We met the owner that evening very approachable. Definitely I would go back when I am in NC.
Great service. Alan was a superb waiter. Anita facilitated the perfect table. Beautiful setting on the porch, as always. And delicious food. Especially love the pimiento cheese scones.
It’s always a delightful time at Artisanal! Great service, food and atmosphere.
Always wonderful. We selected the wine pairing menu. What an opportunity to try food and wine you probably would not order - all very delicious. A must try. Enjoy.
We totally enjoyed our dining experience. It is a special place and the wait staff is very attentive. I highly recommend it.
Superb to sit on porch overlooking stream. Selection French wines by glass always nice. The beat salad was best think we ate, plus rolls! Crab beignets sound like they would be lovely but twice I’ve had them and it taste like under-fried crab ball in green sauce with nothing memorable. We didn’t even eat them all. Friend had Halibut but it wasn’t special, even bland. My “pastrami” slow cooked meat had too much bearnaise, even though wait staff said it’d be a drizzle. I dined here three weeks ago and was a little surprised the menu hadn’t really changed. Oh well. I think I’ll go for drinks next time-
The chefs tasting menu was phenomenal and the wine pairings were perfect with the meal. I highly recommend going this route if you’re new to The Artisanal. Katherine, our server, was exceptional and all of the other staff members helped to keep our waters full and made our first anniversary a memorable experience!
Amazing food and atmosphere. One of the best restaurants in North Carolina.
Beautiful post and beam, rustic interior and nice mountain views outside. Extremely high quality food, perfectly prepared and high end service standards. Great wine selection as well. Looking forward to going back soon.
Great food and service. Our favorite place.
An incredible experience. The food was outstanding with over the top service. The ambiance likewise was incredible. A quite special location and dining experience.
As always, wonderful creative culinary selections topped off by superior service. One of my favorite restaurants in the US.
Everything was amazing. The waiter was very knowledgeable about all of the foods and the way he described the foods was exactly how they tasted. And don’t even get me started on the food, it was incredible from the bread and butter at the beginning to the dessert at the end everything was to die for. If I could, I would give this place a billion stars! 🤤😍🍽
Some of the best food any of our party ever had and maybe just the best!
We had the chef’s tasting menu!! It was delicious. Every aspect from wine to herbs in each dish was superb. The staff was on point Kershell our water gal and Miranda our waiter. They knew what we needed before we did! Miranda took the time to explain each course and was friendly but professional. A BEAUTIFUL setting. A staff beyond the norm. Now, just try to get a reservation..
We felt lucky to get a reservation for this great restaurant. We enjoyed the entire evening very much. We each had appetizers, the Charcoal Grilled NC Shrimp and the Blue Crab Beignets with a horseradish and dill sauce and one second course of the Cheshire Pork Belly. The pork belly is the standard to which all others should be judged! Our entrees were the Smoked Duck Breast and the Eden Farms Pork Chop. Beautiful presentations and delicious meats served at the perfect temperatures. These were paired with a Cabernet Savignon and a Pinot Noir. And I have to mention the rolls! Mini yeast rolls were delivered with butter and were just delicious. Too bad we didn't have room for dessert. The service was attentive but not hovering. Our waiter, Antonio, was wonderful. He even delivered our leftovers to the valet, who put them in our car. The food and wine prices were reasonable and the food was beautifully prepared and delicious. What more could a diner want? Another trip to this great place!
A beautiful restaurant with excellent service and food in Banner Elk NC
Spectacular experience from start to finish! The staff was incredibly knowledgeable, decor fantastic and food was melt in your mouth good.
Amazing food! Our waitress was very knowledgeable. Perfectly timed between the courses. Can’t wait to go back!
Great experience in beautiful area! Top quality service with a fantastic meal cooked to perfection. Possibly one of best meals I've ever had
As always, a real treat!! Exquisite food and service in a pastoral setting!
Had an awesome meal as always. It never disappoints. Got to spend some time with the owner and he personally helped us pick the wine and entrees.
Just outstanding from the moment you arrive and moment you leave.
Robert called and said a table came open on the terrace. It was amazing. Beautiful stream, very tranquil. I was surpassed to get the call. How thoughtful!
Food is some of the best we’ve ever eaten...complex, artfully presented service is top notch. It’s fun and special. GO!!!
It was like all our others at Artisanal, simply put, it doesn’t get any better. It is the best restaurant in NC.
Compliments to the Chef and staff...service as if you were at Downton Abbey...every course perfect and wait staff spot on. Hats Off to Jesus and to the Sommelier! Perfect parking for the Lamborghini.
Everything was perfect as always!
Wonderfully calm midweek, just before summer crowds arrive. Sat on the porch overlooking the stream.
Started with Sleepy Sereine cocktail: beefeater, apricot-chamomile honey, grapefruit, Chablis. Blue crab beignets, beet salad, perfectly cooked halibut. The desserts delivered subtle creamy rich flavors yet we didn’t feel the weight of having eaten a sofa! Never resist the salted-buttered rolls! A delightful evening with a friend who just retired!
Outstanding evening! Everything was to perfection.
Four of us had a perfect meal at Artisanal! Highlights were the blue crab beignets, the octopus, the seafood curry stew, the salmon, the halibut, the chocolate mint dessert! On another occasion the grilled shrimp, caponata was also a new favorite! We’ve never been disappointed!
Always great to go to this phenomenal restaurant
Great birthday dinner for my husband but we will be back often!!
We love this fabulous restaurant hidden in the hills of Banner Elk. Everything from the valet to the final farewell was perfection. We enjoy the outdoor seating when it’s available, but the inside dining is spectacular as well. If you have yet to try it and wonder if it’s worth the price—YES!! Go!! You will never forget it.
Another exceptional meat at Artisanal! The staff and service was phenomenal..... Jesus was a wonderful server and took great care of us!